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Upcoming events

    • 10/04/2016
    • 10/31/2017
    • 56 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Tuesdays @ 9:30AM

    Please bring up to 5 photos that you have either worked on and feel are ready for printing or display OR that you want specific help with.  The purpose of our discussions is to help members become more knowledgeable about  the taking and post processing of their photos.  Please try to bring the Exif data available for your photos (if possible).  Our discussions are  "Creative Criticism" sessions so we can learn from each other how to make all of our photos "BETTER"!!   With more members returning every day, we wish to make this a productive group, so our members can grow in the field of photography! 

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.
    • 10/05/2016
    • 04/26/2017
    • 28 sessions
    • Small Classroom, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Wednesdays @ 9:30AM

    A special interest group for those interested in Photoshop CS (version 5 or earlier) and in Lightroom. We study techniques that involve features found in CS and Lightroom that are not found in other photo processing tools. No need to sign up. Just come on in. You must be a member of the Green Valley Camera Club and GVR to attend this event.


    • 10/06/2016
    • 12/28/2017
    • 61 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Thursdays 

    In this Elements workshop, participants bring two or three photographs that they want improved on a flashdrive. Linda Gregory demonstrates various methods of enhancing the photographs using Elements. The participants are encouraged to contribute to this workshop by making their own suggestions. This workshop is for all levels of Elements users, from beginner through advanced. No need to register, just come in and join us! You must be a member in good standing of the Green Valley Camera Club to attend this class.


    • 10/07/2016
    • 11/10/2017
    • 56 sessions
    • Small Classroom, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Fridays @ 9:30AM

    This is a group that is interested in Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras. Normally it is a very informal however there likely will be, from time to time, special events by the group. These might include seminars on how to set your camera for maximum utility, field trips for specific topics, and maybe even some overnight field trips to better learn to use your camera and other equipment. No need to sign up, just come and join us! You must be a member of the Green Valley Camera Club and GVR to attend this event


    • 11/07/2016
    • 04/24/2017
    • 24 sessions
    • Kino Room or Small Classroom, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Mondays @ 9:30AM

    Learn advanced techniques of photography, studio lighting, portraiture, table-top still life and more.  NEW! View the 2016-2017 SIG Topics Calendar

    You must be a member in good standing of GVR and the Green Valley Camera Club to attend this SIG.


    • 11/07/2016
    • 04/24/2017
    • 24 sessions
    • Small Classroom, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Mondays @ 1:30PM

    The Black & White Special Interest Group is a weekly meeting of those club members who enjoy the special qualities of black & white (or more generally called “monochrome”) photography. Members bring their images for viewing and comments by the group.  Discussions on editing techniques, as well as on composition and lighting are also a part of the meeting.
    The question might be asked “Why are we interested in black and white images when even the basic point and shoot digital cameras can produce very good color photographs?”  The answer is: there are some images which have more visual impact when rendered in black and white.  These images are those which use the interplay between light and shadows to emphasize texture or shapes within the composition. An example is shown below
    Typically, the photographs shown at our SIG have been produced as color images in a digital camera and converted to black and white using one or more of the popular photo editing software packages.

    • 12/01/2016
    • 04/20/2017
    • 20 sessions
    • Small Classroom, Santa Rita Springs Social Center

    Thursdays @ 9:30AM

    Explore and learn the facets of multi-media, including audio, video & animation. View the 2016-2017 class topics calendar  

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.
    • 03/01/2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 03/29/2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Various GVR Venues

    You Can Be A Sports Photographer!

    Photographers are needed for the Southern Arizona Senior Games! This is your chance to have fun taking sports photographs. Your photos will be combined into a show for the participants at their Awards Dinner and you might even see your shots on the GVR digital screens throughout the social centers.

    Sign up NOW!  The Games start Wednesday, March 1st, and continue through Wednesday, March 29th.

    Pick the event you are interested in photographing, register on Wild Apricot (get a ticket), and go get some great photos!

    If you want to photograph an event that spans several days, you only need to photograph on one of the days. Pick the one that suits your schedule best.

    Be sure to take photos of the volunteers as well as the event participants.  Then promptly copy your photos (up to 20 photos maximum per event) to a CD and mark the date and event that you covered along with your name, phone and email. (So our slide show creator can contact you if there are questions.) Drop them in the specially marked box on the monitor's desk at the Camera Club.  Ask the monitor to give you a blank CD from our supply if you would like a replacement.  

    Click here for the official Southern Arizona Senior Games information.

    Thanks for participating and have fun!

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to participate in this activity.

    • 03/23/2017
    • 04/27/2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Kino Room, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Introduction to Photoshop Elements

    Learn how to edit your photographs using the Photoshop Elements (PSE) editor.  During this five week introduction to PSE, we will cover many features of this popular photo editing software so you can improve your photos and have fun creating new ones. Participants should already be comfortable locating and opening photo files on their computer.

    This class is organized as a five week workshop. The first session will beThursday, March 23 at 2:00 in the Kino Room. Additional sessions, at the same time and place, will be held March 30, April 6, 13 and 27. Attendance at all sessions is suggested.

    Jack Sharrock will lead the workshops.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    In order to participate in classes and workshops you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.


    • 03/23/2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Kino Room, Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs. 921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622
    • 4

    Into Africa: An Encore--Linda Gregory Speaker

    When Linda Gregory mentioned to Camera Club friend, Patty Ferguson, that her dream was to travel to Africa, Patty said, “I’ll go.”  They selected an Overseas Adventure Travel trip, Ultimate Africa, based on the positive feedback other members had provided.  The goal was to see the animals in the wild, but the birds and cultural experiences were equally as rewarding.  They visited locations in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.  They started the trip with a Kruger pre-trip where they saw the big five in four days.  It only got better from there.  Come and see their photographs and have an opportunity to ask them questions about their trip. 

    This is a repeat of the February camera club meeting speaker.

    Event limited to 60 participants.

    To attend this event, you must be a member of GVR.


    • 03/28/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 19

    Tucson Windows and Doors

    You will be exploring several blocks on either side of the Tucson Convention Center. This is a favorite area for both artists and photographers. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes as we will be walking several blocks. 

    Meet at the Camera Club at 8:45AM, and depart at 9:00AM. Wally Watson will be the trip leader. For questions call Wally at 303-902-5972.

    To cancel your registration contact cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com

    In order to participate in this event, you must be a member of the GVR Camera Club and GVR.

    • 03/29/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Digital Darkroom, GVR Camera Club, Santa Rita Springs Social Center
    • 3

    Scanning Class

    How To Use The Scanners For Slides, Negatives, & Photos

    A basic scanning, "hands-on" class where you will learn to scan slides or photos turning them into digital files for archiving.  You then will learn to save them to either a CD/DVD/ or a Thumb Drive.

    "Sign-ups Only No walk-Ins" 

    3 people only!!! No exceptions. Multiple class days are available if this one is full.

    Instructor: Ron Stein

    You must be a member of GVR and the GVR Camera Club to attend this class.

    • 04/20/2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Anza Room, Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs. 921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622

    Ted Fleming Photography, April Meeting Speaker

    I’m an ecologist by training and a long-time amateur photographer. I spent most of my career as a Professor of Biology at the University of Miami. My research specialty istropical plant-animal interactions, particularly pollination and seed dispersal mutualisms. I’ve been able to travel extensively in the tropics in my research, always with a camera in tow. But I feel that my photography has really blossomed in the digital age. I’m particularly interested in ‘painterly’ images and usually convert my favorite photos into digital paintings under the influence of artists such as Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keefe, and Maynard Dixon. I have rather eclectic tastes in my subjects but have not done much landscape photography. Given my background as a biologist, I particularly enjoy photographing wildlife, but I also like to photograph people ‘doing interesting things.

    As an artist, I am often drawn to images that are visually complex (reflecting my lifelong interest in biological diversity) and colorful. I also seek images that are elegant in their composition or graphic elements. One of my current techniques involves creating photo montages as a way of emphasizing the place of wildlife and people in their natural environments.

    I am a former president of Club Camera Tucson and my photographic images have appeared in a variety of local galleries and exhibitions, including Tohono Chul, Tubac Center of the Arts, Dove Mountain Gallery, Ventana Medical Services, and Toscana Gallery. Two of my fine art books (‘Art in the Park’ and ‘Bisbee’) are available in local bookstores.

    Please visit www.tedflemingphotography.com to see more of my photographic artistry.

    To attend this event, you must be a member of GVR.




The GVR Camera Club is located in the Recreation Village of Santa Rita Springs.
921 West Via Rio Fuerte, Green Valley, AZ 85622 
Phone 520-648-1315

If you have any questions or concerns please call 520-428-0524 to speak to a Membership Committee member 
or email the committee at  
cameraclubgreenvalley@gmail.com 

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